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B&W to Install Scrubbers at Michigan Power Plant

30 April 2010

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) has signed a contract worth approximately $90 million to design, engineer, procure and construct wet flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems for two 825 megawatt units at Detroit Edison Company's Monroe Power Plant in Monroe, Mich. B&W PGG is an operating unit of The Babcock & Wilcox Company.

B&W PGG's full scope of supply includes the absorber island, piping, outlet flues and other associated equipment. B&W PGG also designed and installed scrubbers for the control of sulfur dioxide emissions on the Monroe plant's two other units. Both of those wet FGD systems began successful operation last year. The B&W PGG contract is a component of Detroit Edison's overall FGD project, which is estimated to cost about $600 million and includes construction of a new 580-foot chimney, a building to house the absorber system, installation of control systems and construction of additional infrastructure.

"We're committed to providing our customers with effective, economical solutions to comply with more stringent state and federal clean air standards," said B&W PGG President and Chief Operating Officer Richard L. Killion. "B&W PGG has a reputation in the power generation industry as a leader in flue gas desulfurization and other important emissions control technologies, and we're proud to offer products and services that live up to that reputation."

Engineering is underway at B&W PGG's Barberton, Ohio headquarters. Monroe Unit 1's wet FGD system is scheduled for start-up in the fall of 2013. Unit 2 is scheduled for a spring 2014 start-up.

About The Babcock & Wilcox Company

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., is a leader in advanced energy technology innovation and service, primarily in nuclear and fossil power. Providing quality products and technical services to commercial and government customers, B&W is focused on issues such as energy efficiency, clean air, global market competitiveness, and safe and secure resolution for nuclear waste. B&W has locations worldwide and employs approximately 13,000 people, not including approximately 10,000 joint venture employees. The company is located on the Internet at www.babcock.com.

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B&W Contact:
Ryan Cornell
The Babcock & Wilcox Company
330.860.1345 
rscornell@babcock.com

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